Living in Nashville, TN, Tyler is a producer, songwriter, artist developer, entrepreneur, and “accidental landlord.” Tyler Ward cracked social media’s code before there was a code to crack. With over 2 billion combined views and streams, Tyler has established himself as a pioneer in the independent music space. He has collaborated with big pop acts such as Jason Duruelo, The Beach Boys, Jason Marz, Earth Wind and Fire, and others. Some of his most notable appearances include Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month, and Ward was even featured on NBC’s Today show hosted by Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb and broadcast nationally, where he performed live his single “Yellow Boxes.”
Most of Tyler Ward’s career has been spent as a musician, so he has a unique understanding of what it means to be a creator today. This understanding is evident throughout everything Song House does.
Denver-born, and recently relocated from NYC to Nashville, AJ Smith’s unconventional path to becoming a pop artist is reflected throughout his music, which has the uncanny ability to evoke a nostalgic desire for dramatic pop of decades past while sounding modern, fresh, and in-the-moment emotional. A flare for the dramatic is likely written into his DNA – AJ’s father ran away and literally joined the circus (as a promoter who was unafraid to step into the ring or even the “Globe of Death” for the sake of the show), while his Great Great Uncle was famed Cuban pianist Ernesto Lecuona, who composed the famed standard “Malagueña”.
It’s no surprise then, that Smith’s songwriting and performance abilities have earned multiple awards, including the prestigious Abe Olman Scholarship from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a semi-finalist ranking in the 2020 International Songwriting Contest. Recent highlights include making his national TV debut on The Kelly Clarkson show, consistent airplay on SiriusXM, the cover feature as Performer Magazine’s Artist of the Month, collaborating with Martin Guitar’s launch of a new line of ukuleles (which included teaching a SpaceX astronaut how to play a Black Pumas song in space!)…and stories in American Songwriter, Good Morning America, CBS Radio, Spin Magazine, and more.
CJ Fam is a twenty-two year old performing artist in Nashville, TN. From ballads to powerhouses, CJ writes from the soul to create music that allows her to look within herself and develop further as an artist. CJ’s style has evolved into a unique fusion between R&B, pop, and soul as she looks forward to releasing her next project later this year.
CJ released her debut album early March of 2019, and since then she has accumulated millions of streams as an artist and songwriter. Her solo projects have over 100k+ streams and over 1 million views on social media platforms. She got her first writer’s cut on Song House’s hit song “Honest” which has over 25 million streams. She now resides in Nashville, TN and recently graduated from the highly acclaimed Belmont University for Songwriting and Music Business. She performs everywhere possible, from places right on Broadway to national stages across the country such as Broadway’s The Sound of Music and being a contestant on X Factor in 2013. CJ is excited for all that the future holds in her music career.
My name is Dennis Cook and I’m sixty-three birthday cakes into life.
I grew up in a football on Friday nights kinda small town in Port Huron Michigan. I’ve collected loot for being a dishwasher, painter, DJ, factory worker, pastor and now a songwriter.
My wife Heidi and I have received mail in MI., IN., New Zealand, LA and now in Nashville. We have two adult daughters that swiped their mums Brains-n-Beauty. (They get their love for donuts from me. Pretty proud of that.)
I have been writing music for about three years, with the Song House Family for about a year now. When I’m not writing music I walk around Nashville saying “Hi…” to people. Primary to hear their side of the story.
Song House for me has been one of the best years of my life. Gosh, to be able tell stories that help mend broken fences is a real treat.
I’m so glad Dreams don’t come with an expiration date glued to em because I’m living mine at sixty-three.
Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Dorian Lackey grew up surrounded by music: from studying music at a young age, to joining his church youth and high school choirs, to being a front man in an all male A Cappella group at The Ohio State University and playing an important role in a professional group called Gentleman’s Rule.
Over the years, Dorian has honed his craft of songwriting, vocal production and arranging. With years of unreleased music and the itch to pursue his dream, he relocated to Nashville in 2019 in hopes to not only become an even better songwriter, but also to finally start releasing projects of his own, as well as to collaborate with other artists in the city. Though a Pop/R&B artist, he enjoys writing just about any genre of music as a songwriter: from Country to Jazz, to Pop/Soul, to Blues, to Acoustic and Alternative, and more.
With the success of his feature on Sarah Taylor’s “The Chase,” he sought out to start releasing his solo projects. January of 2021, he joined The Song House, a group of songwriters than come together and write hooks in 30 minutes, then post them onto TikTok. Dorian found success in a song that he fronted, called “Suga Suga,” which accumulated over 7 million views on TikTok. The popularity and demand from listeners pushed Dorian and his team to quickly finish the song, which is now his first single and is out streaming everywhere. Follow his journey on social media.
Gabriel Broussard is a Cajun songwriter and artist hailing from south-central Louisiana. Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, he quickly developed a love for music that was kindled by the many cajun, zydeco, and swamp pop legends that came before him such as Wayne Toups and D.L. Menard. His passion for music was also cultivated through the influence of the dance hall culture which made Motown, Soul, and the pop music of the 50’s and 60’s a staple that his musical vocabulary was built on. Some of those influences were artists like Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Diana Ross and the Supremes, and many more. Growing up in the south, there were also many local artists that have inspired his sound and vocal style one such example being Marc Broussard who was a flagship artist that played a huge role in Broussard’s artistic development. Broussard started playing music professionally at the age of 13 with his first band “Strange Theories” with whom he toured the southeast playing festivals and bar rooms from Lafayette to Destin, FL. At the age of 15 Broussard was invited to participate on season 11 of NBC’s “The Voice”. His run on the show spanned three televised episodes on Team Blake after which he returned to Lafayette to resume writing, recording, and performing three studio albums with Strange Theories. Simultaneously, he was involved with God Made Self Driven Ministries as the head worship leader for 3 years before deciding to leave the state. When Broussard turned 18 he left Louisiana to attend Belmont University in Nashville, TN where he spent 2 years studying audio engineering and songwriting all while performing, writing, and working hard to gain a foothold in the Nashville scene before finally signing his first publishing deal with Cornman/Warner Chappell.
Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Hew’s parents played a lot of funk, soul, and gospel music. Around age 9, while living in TX he began to discover his passion for hip hop and dance. Dancing became the catalyst to expressing himself through music. As a member of Studio One, Academy of Villians, and Funkywunks, he became a professional hip hop dancer and competed in multiple competitions around the country including America’s Got Talent and Hip Hop International.
After years of success as a dancer in Orlando, Hew decided to make the move to Nashville to focus on his music and songwriting. He’s been perfecting his artistry while creating a style of music that makes people wanna get up and dance. In his own words, “I want people to forget what they might be going through and just have a good time.” Hew has represented Nashville in the Coast 2 Coast: World Music Conference, has become a pillar in the Nashville songwriters community while being one of the first artists to introduce rap into local writers rounds. He has collaborated with Grammy award winning musicians and producers of all genres and is now a core member of The Songhouse. His music has been featured on Hawaii Five-O, Empire, Amazon’s hit show Fairfax and HBO’s That Damn Michael Che and more. His band, Hew & the Gee’s, bring a soulful pop vibe to his songs and they have played many popular venues and events in Nashville, including the Skydeck at Assembly Food Hall on the infamous Broadway, The Tomato Art Festival and sold out one of the 1st hip hop shows at The Basement. Hew hosted the very first live hip hop residency in downtown Nashville at Jane’s on Top and will continue pushing the envelope for hip hop to a city that has been known for country music.
Barbasauce is a songwriter/producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Nashville TN. He has gained worldwide success producing music for some of YouTube’s biggest music artists. He’s amassed over 200 hundred million plays on YouTube and over 150 million on Spotify alone. He’s also produced for a plethora of artists including Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo, Parachute, Busted, Lindsey Stirling, Alyson Stoner just to name a few.
Rising Nashville pop artist and songwriter, Kyndal Inskeep, has been writing and performing since childhood. Her passion for music began in a suburb outside of Indianapolis where she was raised. Her challenging upbringing often left her isolated and music became her first love very quickly.
Inskeep came to Nashville briefly in 2015 where she studied at Belmont University. After a semester she moved to Los Angeles to experience the industry “more closely”.
She returned to Nashville in 2018 and debuted on NBC’s season 17 of “The Voice” where she was mentored by music icon Gwen Stefani. Upon returning to Nashville, Inskeep signed a global-joint publishing and artist development deal with Cornman and Warner Chappell publishing in 2021.
February of 2022, Inskeep stumbled upon the Songhouse and co.(A social media workshop where artists and writers have 30 minutes to write a hook and post them on the internet for listeners to consume) Little did she know, her career as an independent artist would change forever after only a short time there.
Inskeep’s song “Honest” was released on the Songhouse platform in March and quickly accumulated millions and millions of views within the first week. “Honest” became an anthem of hope and surrender to listeners all around the world. Shortly after, she released an additional single with The Songhouse and co. called “Parachute” which received the same response.
Currently, Inskeep remains an independent artist with the desire to make music that inspires others to feel something again. Her distinct vocal tone and simplistic pop production has sparked the interest of many. Kyndal plans on releasing a series of singles in the upcoming months and is opening for Wild Rivers on their American tour this September.
With a versatility and range unparalleled by most, Nashville-based musician Max Boyle brings a rare and special voice to the world of contemporary pop music. Influenced by staples like John Mayer, Allen Stone, Jason Mraz, and Ed Sheeran, Max combines his own unique sense of style and soul with his undeniable raw vocal talent and dedicated skill as an instrumentalist and songwriter. Wielding a voice both rich and bright, emotional and inspiring, Max anchors his songs in meaning and experience—something many pop artists tend to miss. Max’s easy, crystal-clear falsetto and full lower range pair to create an exciting dynamic that never falls into the realm of predictability.
Growing up in Toledo, Ohio, Max was reserved about his musical and vocal talents. But after sharing a few videos on social media to warm reception from friends and community, Max began stepping into his own as an artist. After joining a local gospel choir and performing publicly for the first time at age 18, Max discovered his passion for performing and began developing his raw talent through vocal lessons, guitar lessons, and writing songs as a daily practice. Just a few years later, Max launched himself onto the stage of NBC’s hit series The Voice where he received mentorship from the likes of John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Usher, and Taylor Swift. Max finished among the show’s Top 13 contestants in 2019.
Aside from his time on The Voice, Max has garnered over 2 million streams to date, with his song “Angel” topping the list at 1.4 million streams. Some of Max’s other notable accomplishments include performing on stage with Mike Posner at the University of Dayton (Max’s alma mater), singing the “National Anthem” at major events such as the Detroit Lions’ Game, and headlining the opening concert for the Promedica Winter Concert Series at the Peristyle Theater at The Toledo Museum of Art.
A skilled instrumentalist, empathetic songwriter, and refined vocalist, Max Boyle’s talent is holistic and obvious. Perfectly hitting the mark for stripped-down, thoughtful folk songs as well as up-beat, sun-drenched pop drivers, Max shows clear mastery of his craft and will certainly continue making a name for himself as an exciting new voice in post-pandemic Nashville and in the world of contemporary music at large.
Max Boyle’s latest single, “Fire Away,” is now available for streaming on Spotify.
Soulful singer/songwriter, Rebecca Brunner, is most known for her time on TV as a contestant on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ season 13 where she landed a place on Team Blake. Rebecca was also a contestant on America’s Got Talent Season 11. She got her degree in music from Columbia College Chicago and was able to pursue music full-time in Chicago, IL. However, recently she moved to Nashville, TN to further her career as an artist and songwriter and is now a member with the Song House.
After reaching over 2 million streams on her debut single ‘Round Hole’, Rebecca is now working on her debut album that is releasing soon. Keep up to date with her on Instagram @rebeccabrunnermusic
Shane Weisman is a versatile, up-and-coming folk/rock singer-songwriter/ producer and self-taught multi-instrumentalist. The Ohio bred songwriter often is compared to Ray LaMontagne, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen to name a few. Shane sites Bruce as a major influence, and his admiration for the boss is displayed in his guitar driven/harmonica forward songs with the laid-back intensity of Shane’s lyrics and spot on vocal delivery resting on top. Shane has opened for artists such as Brandy Clark, Brothers Osbourne and many more. Now residing in Nashville, TN where Shane is making progress on his debut LP.
Marisa McKaye, Nashville-raised, has been singing for as long as she can remember. Now at the age of 17, she’s living life and writing songs about all her experiences. At age 11, she auditioned for the Bluebird Sunday Night Writer’s shows, which she performed regularly for four years, and in January 2020 she was invited to host her first Bluebird early show, and just hosted her second show October 2021. Marisa was on season 12 of “America’s Got Talent” when she was 12 years old, and in 2020 she was on American Idol season 4.
She is a regular member of Nashville’s all female Song Suffragettes, Nashville’s Song House, and was also invited to and and was a part of songwriter/producer Ross Copperman’s project, “Homegrown Kids”. Marisa released her first EP, Colorful Girl, at the age of 12, featuring her earliest original songs,
Her second EP titled “ Demo Sessions Vol. 1” released in 2019, and she released new music for “Demo Sessions Vol. 2” in 2020. She recently released new original music as singles and three of those originals made it to three of Spotify’s editorial playlists. Her music is on all streaming platforms.
Marisa performs regularly at venues in Nashville, TN and you can find her gig schedule on her website www.marisamckaye.com